Category: Cloud/Hosted Applications

Measure latency to Azure sites, live
article #1238, updated 966 days ago

Rather interesting diagnostic.

http://azurespeedtest.azurewebsites.net/

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Recommended DropBox replacement
article #967, updated 1768 days ago

This one’s new and comes recommended, I have not tested it yet:

https://www.pcloud.com/cloud-storage-pricing-plans.html

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Proxy exceptions for Office 365 and Related Services
article #779, updated 2284 days ago

These can be very helpful:

*.microsoftonline.com
*.microsoftonline-p.com
*.sharepoint.com
*.outlook.com
*.lync.com
*.microsoft.com
*.office.com
*.office365.com

One reference among many: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2637629

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Tools to analyze hosted application performance issues
article #777, updated 2284 days ago

Here are a number of relevant tools:

Network packet studies, including TCP window scaling and much more

  • Microsoft Netmon
  • WireShark
  • TCPDump
  • Microsoft Message Analyzer

Round-trip performance and path tracing

  • PSPING on Windows, paping on Linux
  • TraceTCP on Windows, tcptraceroute on Linux
  • tracert on Windows, traceroute on Linux

Application-level data study

  • HTTPWatch
  • Fiddler
  • Outlook Connection Status

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